Pantera ‘Officially’ Recruit Zakk Wylde & Charlie Benante For 2023 North American & European Touring


Per a new report over at, the 2023 reunion of groove metal titans Pantera will extend to both North American and European touring. Citing a source close to the band, Billboard have also reported that Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne) and Charlie Benante (Anthrax) have been confirmed to be the live fill-in’s for the band’s late brotherly duo, guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.

It was stated in the aforementioned report that the estates of both of the Abbott brothers have signed off on the upcoming reunion tour, which will find vocalist Phil Anselmo and bassist/vocalist Rex Brown back in the fold.

While not founding members of the lineup, both Anselmo and Brown were present throughout what is considered by fans to be the band’s classic era, including their legendary run of albums from 1990’s platium-certified “Cowboys From Hell” through to their final album, 2000’s platinum-selling “Reinventing The Steel“.

Thus far official word from the band’s camp has yet to emerge regarding their plans.

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